Tuesday, September 2, 2008

I love art like this...

The artist is Tara Donovan currently on exhibit at The Metropolitan Museum of Art through September 21, 2008. You will never guess how this art is made, surprisingly it is meticulously designed out of Mylar tape! It looked like metal cookie cutter shapes glued to the wall when I looked at it up close and then my husband lightly blew on it and it shook. I love how the patterns on the wall change depending on how you look at it. I hope this gives you some sense of how Donovan's installation works. Click on the photos for more details.






Below, at this vantage point, the wall on the left has a fuzzy looking effect almost like a carpet.



Here you can see how the room actually looks as a whole.

What does this look like to you?


6 comments:

Double Hawk said...

Because you asked, I must say, it looks like a culture dish, you know, the red circular thing that germs fester on? It's still pretty.

lisak said...

I was just going to post what Dblhwk did. That's exactly what I think it looks like. But I also think a culture dish up close is art just like I think blood splatter is. I know kind of weird but I guess it's all in how you look at things---

Lily Hydrangea said...

LOL LisaK. You definitely have the same imaginative sensibility as the family you married into.

Arnold Layne said...

I love how you said it looks like metal cookie cutters - I never would have thought of it that way. To me it looks like a coral reef, but either way it's a beautiful piece of artwork. Imagine how long it to make that...

YogaforCynics said...

Very cool--reminds me of lichens on rocks way up in the rocky mountains...I remember one day staring at them...but that's my own story...I love that they're made from mylar tape....

lynne h said...

yes, i'm with yogaforcynics -- it looks like lichen on rocks to me. wonderful!!